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Maimonides’ Knowledge of the Philosophical Literature in his Rabbinic Period

Herbert A. Davidson

in Maimonides the Rationalist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113584
eISBN:
9781800340077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113584.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at how Maimonides incorporates philosophy into his works. Although a number of Maimonides' references to philosophers and philosophy cannot be traced, certain conclusions can be ... More


The Manumission of Slaves

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The eventual manumission of slaves was an ideal held up by many ancient slaveholding societies. It is expressed in numerous Greek and Roman literary texts as well as in the Hebrew Bible and later ... More


The Study of Philosophy as a Religious Obligation

Herbert A. Davidson

in Maimonides the Rationalist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113584
eISBN:
9781800340077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113584.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the origins of medieval Jewish philosophy as a response to a threat. Philosophy was undoubtedly regarded as a threat by many medieval thinkers, Jewish as well as Muslim. In the ... More


Midrash in a Lexical Key: Nathan ben Yehiel’s Arukh

Joanna Weinberg

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses how Jews began to produce dictionaries of their own canonical texts. Particularly significant is the recent discovery of a number of leaves of the ‘lost’ dictionary of Hai ... More


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